Announcing our

2020 WINNER! 

Congratulations to Christina Guala


Christina Guala is an Adelaide-based saxophonist, vocalist and composer who works regularly playing in a number of Adelaide's ensembles and is an instrumental tutor.

She has composed for a variety of local projects, ost notably for her debut album with her saxophone quartet "It's Been a While".

Christina is excited to continue developing her compositional skills with a new ensemble as the recipient of the 2020 Emerging Jazz Writer Award.


With the support os APRA AMCOS, COMA is proud to offer the following to Christina Guala as the 2020 recipient

  • A day of recording with our wonderful friends at Wizard Tone Studios

  • Mentorship opportunities in conversations with leading Australian female jazz artists -
    Linda Oh, Shannon Barnett, Anna Butterss, Chloe Kim

  • A paid performance opportunity at COMA's regular series at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in 2021